Discover the best of Melbourne’s world-renowned street art scene on this self-guided walk through the city’s laneways.
The artwork is as changeable as Melbourne’s weather, so you'll always see something new.
This walk is approximately 3.2km and takes around 2 hours.
Sights on this walk
1. Duckboard Place
The street art in Duckboard Place includes two towering artworks: Fintan Magee's portrait of a man carrying a tree, and Steen Jones' tattoo-style tribute to Melbourne.
Make sure you look out for two Banksy rats on the left before turning the corner.
This lane is also home to world-class dining options, including restaurants Pastuso, Tonka and Lee Ho Fook.
2. AC/DC Lane
Don't miss the huge portrait of AC/DC's Malcolm Young and the 3D sculpture of Bon Scott bursting through the wall.
Diehard fans should head to nearby Swanston Street where the band filmed the music video 'It's a Long Way to the Top' in 1976.
3. Hosier Lane
Grab a seat at MoVida or Tres a Cinco to soak up the vibe and make sure you look up to see Adnate's portrait of an Indigenous boy gazing towards the river.
4. Flinders Way
5. Presgrave Place
Presgrave Place is known for its charming collection of framed art, featuring photographs, posters, stickers and works made from recycled materials.
Enjoy a coffee at 30ml Cafe, or a cocktail at Bar Americano. With standing room for 10, it's one of Melbourne's smallest bars.
6. Union Lane
Covered in vibrant tags and graffiti-style art, Union Lane runs alongside the David Jones department store.
At the end of the lane you'll find the famous Bourke Street Mall, known for its buskers, shopping and cafes.
7. Tattersalls Lane
Stroll past restaurants serving Asian-inspired dishes towards laneway bars Section 8 and Ferdydurke.
Next to Section 8 is a colourful abstract mural by Chilean artist Nelson Cekis, while towering above the laneway is a portrait of woman with feathers, a collaboration between artists Adnate and Shida from 2012.
8. Drewery Lane
Created by the families and friends of war veterans, this evolving artwork is guaranteed to pluck at the heartstrings.
Look up to see a sculpture depicting the entwined figures of Baucis and Philemon, characters from a Greek legend.
9. Guildford Lane
As you walk along, take note of the mural by Melbourne based artist Mike Makatron on an old electrical substation door.
Stop in and grab a bite at Krimper or Brick Lane, or book yourself in for a coffee and a pat at the Cat Cafe.
10. 436 Queen Street
11. Blender Lane
An incubator of ideas for many underground street artists, the lane was named after the now-relocated Blender Studios, which was influential in the development of Melbourne's street art movement.
More to explore
Upper West Side Arts Precinct
223 Franklin Street
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